Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - Harrow, from the school cricket-ground

Harrow, from the school cricket-ground - photograph


A good idea of the isolated and abrupt nature of the hill on which Harrow is built may be gained from the above view, showing a cricket match in progress in the admirably level and well-sheltered cricket-ground of the great public school. On the tree-clad eminence are seen the church steeple, risible for many miles around, and, to the right, some of the school buildings. Everyone has heard of the remark attributed to the Iron Duke - that the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton; but the Harrow boys are not one whit less enthusiastic over their sports and the annual cricket-match between Eton and Harrow at Lord's is at once one of the most exciting games and one of the most fashionable events of the London season.